Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Pinned reviews

More
  • We Make Music

    We Make Music

    ★★★★½

    This is Film #6/10 of a short series that I’m doing where I dig into the dark and destructive world of the Nazi film industry as a supplement to two books I’ve just finished reading, Hannah Arendt’s The Origin’s of Totalitarianism and Robert O. Paxton’s The Anatomy of Fascism.
    ———————————————————————

    We Make Music is a joyous musical comedy directed by Helmet Käutner in midst of Third Reich Nazi Germany. It’s as strange a combination of words as it sounds, but…

  • Jud Süß

    Jud Süß

    ★★★½

    This is Film #5/10 of a short series that I’m doing where I dig into the dark and destructive world of the Nazi film industry as a supplement to two books I’ve just finished reading, Hannah Arendt’s The Origin’s of Totalitarianism and Robert O. Paxton’s The Anatomy of Fascism.
    ———————————————————————

    Jud Suß is probably the most popular Nazi propaganda narrative film of the Third Reich. It’s not too surprising why this is the case. Unlike the haphazardly put together newsreel…

Recent reviews

More
  • The Time That Remains

    The Time That Remains

    ★★★★½

    This is Film #18/30 from my Ramadan 2021: Exploring the Islamic World challenge. I realized while doing my challenge last month that I hadn’t seen too many films that depict Islamic culture, or are set in Muslim-majority environments. With Ramadan coming up, I thought it would be a good excuse to learn more about the diversity of Islam around the globe by seeing 30 films from 30 different countries for each day of the holy month.
    ———————————————————————

    The Time That…

  • Talentime

    Talentime

    ★★★★

    This is Film #17/30 from my Ramadan 2021: Exploring the Islamic World challenge. I realized while doing my challenge last month that I hadn’t seen too many films that depict Islamic culture, or are set in Muslim-majority environments. With Ramadan coming up, I thought it would be a good excuse to learn more about the diversity of Islam around the globe by seeing 30 films from 30 different countries for each day of the holy month.
    ———————————————————————

    Talentime is the final…

Popular reviews

More
  • The Woman Who Left

    The Woman Who Left

    ★★★★★

    on the way back in the subway i overheard two students talking about the movie and praising how well they were able to recreate the 90s by not making it look too modern. how they were able to show well what a "shitty" place it was to live in. my heart sank because that's just how the country looks today.


    there's too much in this movie to really unpack in a review like this but i think that the most…

  • The Eternal Jew

    The Eternal Jew

    This is Film #4/10 of a short series that I’m doing where I dig into the dark and destructive world of the Nazi film industry as a supplement to two books I’ve just finished reading, Hannah Arendt’s The Origin’s of Totalitarianism and Robert O. Paxton’s The Anatomy of Fascism.
    ———————————————————————

    The Eternal Jew is an hour long newsreel documentary that attempts to justify the extermination of the Jewish race. It’s one of the vilest pieces of media that I’ve ever…